NMRT May Live Chat: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm, US/Eastern

1:00pm to 2:00pm, US/Central

11:00am-12:00pm, US/Pacific

The goal of EDI initiatives is to dismantle white supremacy in the library profession, including the hiring and retaining of underrepresented groups and dismantling systems that promote inequality. This work can often be challenging, especially when working within established systems, so new librarians entering the field should be aware of these efforts taking place in librarianship, the culture within their institutions, and how they can contribute.

This chat will be happening on Twitter. To join and follow the chat, follow Jessica Kiebler @ LibraryGeek611 and/or follow the hashtag #nmrtchat.

You can follow the tweets by typing #nmrtchat into Twitter’s search box or use a tool like TweetDeck or Hootsuite to filter the tweets. The most important thing is to include #nmrtchat in all of your tweets to make them visible for all participants.

When the chat starts, we will start with a tweet to introduce yourself! It’s always helpful to know who everyone is.

Jessica, the chat moderator will be asking 4 questions in the Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 format, and followers will use the #nmrtchat and answer in the A1, A2, A3 and A4 format.

Feel free to retweet any comments you like or agree with, and share any articles or blogs of interest.

Look forward to seeing you all at #nmrtchat!

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